Get ready for an exciting morning! About an hour before sunrise, you’ll be picked up from your hotel to start your Hot Air Balloon adventure. After a light breakfast, pilots will assess the weather and choose the perfect launch site. At the site, a safety briefing will be followed by witnessing the balloon inflation.
Once aboard the basket, the breathtaking moment arrives. Soaring above Cappadocia’s serene valleys, vineyards, and rock formations, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view at a max height of 300 meters during the 90-minute flight. As dawn breaks, you’ll be part of a stunning scene as balloons of various colors drift with the wind.
Your experienced pilot will guide you to remarkable points for an unforgettable experience, and upon landing, a Champagne Toast awaits, honoring ballooning tradition. Before heading back to your hotel, receive a Flight Certificate to cherish. Expect to return around 9:00 am, leaving you with ample time for further activities if desired.
Admire Cappadocia's magical fairy chimneys from above
Experience magnificent views from a hot-air balloon
Hot Air Ballooning Cappadocia
What a fabulously exciting start to your day! You will be picked up from your hotel about an hour before sunrise to begin your Hot Air Balloon experience and take you to the welcoming breakfast area for a light buffet breakfast.
While you enjoy your breakfast, the pilots will check the weather conditions and decide on the best launch site for their preferred flight path. You will be taken to the launch site where there will be a full safety briefing and you will witness the inflation of the balloon.
The crew will help you to climb into the basket and when everyone is happy and comfortable, the moment of your dreams of is here! An amazing panoramic view will unfold below you as you soar peacefully above the tranquil valleys of Cappadocia with its vineyards, and fabulous natural rock formations. Your balloon will reach a maximum of 300 meters (1000 feet) during the 90-minute flight.
As the dawn sky slowly fills with balloons, all at varying heights and with different colors, it is the true Cappadocia experience, a magnificent sight to see and be part of. Hot air balloons go with the wind direction and you will float wherever the wind takes you... but wherever it takes you in Cappadocia, the view will be amazing, the unique landscape with its fairy chimneys will open up beneath you and enchant you.
Your Pilot will take you to the most interesting points that he can reach, going as close as possible to give you the very best experience. Upon landing, there will be a Champagne Toast, in keeping with ballooning tradition that goes back to the first flight in 1783!
You will be presented with your commemorative Flight Certificate just before you transfer back to your hotel with your heart full of wonderful memories.
We aim to return you to your hotel at around 9.00am allowing you plenty of time to join a full day activity if you wish.
Champagne toasting after landing
Know Before You Go
Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on hot air balloon flights.
Children cost is the same cost of adult cost.
Pregnant women can not participate on a hot air balloon flights.
An upgrade to smaller basket available subject to availability.
Hot air balloon flights scheduled each morning during sunrise all year round.
Who decides cancellation of the balloon flights?
Balloon flights are depending on weather conditions. Turkish Civil Aviation Authority has a Representation Office in Cappadocia that gives approval of balloon flights if the weather conditions are within limits. This applies to all hot air balloon companies in Cappadocia.
What happens if my balloon flight is cancelled due to bad weather?
If there is a cancellation made by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority (due to bad weather conditions), you can choose to be rescheduled to next morning subject to availability or get 100% payment refund.
Is there any age limit for hot air balloon flights?
As Hot Air Balloon Göreme we unfortunately do not accept children below age of 5. Because of the height of the basket, they will have difficult time to see anything and enjoy the hot air balloon tour. Children below age of 5 may also have difficulties to proceed with the landing position.
Why Do Flights Take Place So Early In the Morning?
Balloons need stable winds to operate effectively and the hours just following sunrise are the best for finding these winds. Since balloons move with the air, the weather is very important in deciding to whether or not to fly. The pilot chooses a launch site to use the wind currents to fly towards a suitable landing site.
How High Do Balloons Fly?
Most balloonists enjoy low level flight. The typical balloon flight would be anywhere from tree level to about 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the ground. For Cappadocia Balloon flights, it is not really necessary climbing to high altitudes. For a short time, its good to have panoramic view of Cappadocia then it might be boring. Also most of the time, there are strong air currents in higher altitudes to carry the balloon way far from the most significant areas.
What if I'm Afraid of Heights?
Flying in a high sided balloon basket is not like standing in a roof or a high ladder. You don't get that vertigo feeling. It is more like the ground is unfolding beneath you and because you are moving with the wind, there is no wind blowing. The basket does not rock or sway so you can't possibly fall out.
Is it cold in the balloon ?
At high altitude, it is colder than at ground level, generally 3.5°C degrees colder for each 300 meters (1,000 feet) of altitude. But during the flight, the pilot constantly uses burners which spreads heat around itself will make you feel warmer. Especially for winter flights we highly recommended to wear 2 layers of socks and thermal underwears.
Where Will Do We Land?
Good question! The simple answer is that nobody knows, exactly! The pilot will have done flight planning before the launch to ensure that the forecast wind direction does not take the balloon towards an unsuitable area. He will use the different air currents at different altitudes to steer the balloon toward a good landing place. The pilot also closely follows agreements with local landowners. This means that the balloon won't fly too close to livestock or land in areas planted with valuable crops.
How is the Balloon Inflated?
When the time comes to put the balloon up, the envelope is removed from the bag and laid out in a long line. The burners are attached to the uprights, and the basket is attached to the cables on the bottom of the envelope. An engine driven fan is used to inflate the envelope with cold air. When partially inflated, the air is heated by a burner and the envelope rises above the basket. With further heating, there is sufficient “lift” for the balloon to fly.
Truly wonderful experience. Our agent Ashley was very responsive throughout. The whole balloon crew were so professional and fun. Definitely the highlight of our Turkey trip.
Es el sitio que más barato vimos, volamos por 160€ por persona. Hacen lo mismo que todos, te recogen en el hotel, te dan el desayuno viendo montar los globos, vuelo de 60 minutos y luego te dan champán y un diploma.
Una experiencia inolvidable.
I booked an ATV tour online for 2 adults and assumed this meant we'd have 2 ATVS, which was not the case, we only had 1 reserved. Fortunately we were able to arrange a second ATV onsite.
The tour lasted 2 hours and we went through some fields, up to the rim of Love Valley and ended in a nice spot to catch the sunset. My partner put it succinctly when he said "ATVs are a cancer to this place" which is absolutely true. Cappadocia is completely overrun by tourists on ATVs (had I known this before, I would not have booked the tour) which is really unfortunate. The sunset spot was overcrowded with vendors and tourists taking selfies, all while inhaling the fumes of burning plastic and exhaust. The guys leading our tour were not friendly nor did they share any information about the region or areas we traveled through. They did however seem to enjoy showing off their ATV handling skills by riding around the rock formations at full blast, sometimes carrying young women along for a 'wild ride'. When we weren't trying to avoid serious injury by getting hit by an ATV guide, we were watching out for the jeep tours plowing full speed across the rock formations.
I'm sure many people enjoy these tours, but I wouldn't recommend them if you're interested in learning about the region and you care about how your tourism is impacting the places you visit.
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Good honest people, gave a great hot air balloon tour. I enjoyed very much. I booked one day before my ride and they were quick to contact me and provide all information.
Oktay helped arrange all hot air balloon ride, daily tours and transfers for me. He is really good and gives you a fair price. Would totally recommend him. You can trust him to plan everything and be relaxed that it will ne taken care of.
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